In a joint statement following held yesterday in the United Kingdom, President Khoja and UK’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond stress “Bashar al-Assad has no place in Syria’s future.”
“We share the view that credible negotiations, leading to a political transition, are the only way to solve the conflict, end the terrible suffering of the Syrian people and defeat ISIL. This new political process offers an opportunity to make genuine progress towards Syrian-led negotiations supported by the international community,” the statement said.
“Tackling the humanitarian consequences of the conflict is vital – most importantly bringing an end to attacks on civilians and civilian areas, particularly through the Assad regime’s indiscriminate use of barrel bombs – alongside efforts to restart political negotiations.”
The statement went on: “We agreed on the importance of the National Coalition continuing its important work to reach out to other moderate political and armed groups in Syria and that the opposition negotiating team must be able to speak for the Syrian people.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)